Prince William holds climate change talks with Bill Gates and Hillary Clinton

Prince William holds climate change talks with two very special advisers… Bill Gates and Hillary Clinton

  • Duke of Cambridge talks to former US Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton 
  • Prince William met with Ms Clinton and Bill Gates to discuss climate change
  • The Mail on Sunday understands Prince William will launch a project next year

The Duke of Cambridge has held talks with influential figures including Bill Gates and Hillary Clinton as he plans a major ‘global environment initiative’.

The Mail on Sunday understands that Prince William will launch the project next year and has been canvassing opinion on what can be done to combat climate change.

A source said: ‘He has been chatting to a lot of people about the environment and what needs to happen with a view to work out how best he can bring about change. These are the type of people to talk with to help on a global scale because if you want to evoke change in this area, you have to do it globally.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are pictured together with Hillary Clinton in 2014. The Mail on Sunday understands that Prince William will launch the project next year

‘Next year is going to be a big year for the environment. There are lots of things happening and he wants to be part of it.’

Former US Secretary of State Mrs Clinton is a vocal supporter of initiatives to fight climate change, some of which she championed during her unsuccessful presidential campaign in 2016. 

Mr Gates, the billionaire founder of Microsoft, and his wife Melissa recently pledged £236 million towards an initiative to help small farmers around the world adapt to climate change.

Jody Allen, chief executive of the Wild Lives Foundation and sister of the late Paul Allen, who co-founded Microsoft, has also talked with William on the topic.

Dr Andy Clements, chief executive of the British Trust for Ornithology and a board member of Natural England, said he had discussed the environment at length with the Prince.

Bill Gates, the billionaire founder of Microsoft, and his wife Melissa recently pledged £236 million towards an initiative to help small farmers around the world adapt to climate change

Bill Gates, the billionaire founder of Microsoft, and his wife Melissa recently pledged £236 million towards an initiative to help small farmers around the world adapt to climate change

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